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Tanzania

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Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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Tanzania
Area:947,303 km2
Locality type:Country


Tanzania is divided into 31 regions (mkoa in Swahili), which in turn are subdivided into districts (wilaya in Swahili). There were 169 districts in 2012.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Almandine-Pyrope Series'

Alumoåkermanite (TL)

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Andalusite

Andradite

var: Melanite

'Andradite-Schorlomite Series'

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

'Anorthoclase'

'Apatite'

Aphthitalite

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

var: Titanian Augite

Axinite-(Mg) (TL)

Axinite-(Mn)

Baddeleyite

Baryte

Barytolamprophyllite

'Bastnäsite'

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

'Biotite'

Bixbyite

Blödite

Böhmite

Breithauptite

Cabriite

Calcite

Celestine

Cerianite-(Ce)

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

'Chlorite Group'

Chondrodite

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

var: Alexandrite

'Chrysoprase'

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

Clinohumite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Colusite

Combeite

Cordierite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

var: Star Corundum

Cubanite

Cuspidine

Danburite

Daubréelite

Dawsonite

Diamond

Diaspore

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

Djerfisherite

Dolomite

Dravite

Elbaite

var: Chromian Elbaite

'Electrum'

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Epidote

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Erionite-Na

Euclase

Eudialyte

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Fersmite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fluoro-pargasite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Franklinite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Gaspéite

Gaylussite

Germanocolusite

Gersdorffite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

'Gold Amalgam'

Götzenite

Goyazite

Graphite

Gravegliaite

Gregoryite (TL)

Grossmanite

Grossular

var: Tsavorite (FRL)

Gudmundite

Gypsum

Halite

Haüyne

Heazlewoodite

Hematite

var: Martite

Hercynite

var: Picotite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Hibonite

'Högbomite'

Hollandite

'Hornblende'

Ice

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isoferroplatinum

Jacobsite

Jörgkellerite (TL)

Kalicinite

Kaolinite

Karelianite

Kasolite

Kerimasite (TL)

'K Feldspar'

Kimzeyite

Kogarkoite

Kornerupine

Kyanite

Lamprophyllite

Larnite

Laumontite

Leucite

'Liddicoatite'

'Limonite'

Magnesioferrite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesiohögbomite-2N3S (TL)

Magnesiohögbomite-6N6S (TL)

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S

Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S

Magnesite

var: Breunnerite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

'Manganese Oxides'

Marialite

'Melilite Group'

Merelaniite (TL)

Merrillite

Mesolite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Millerite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monazite-(La)

Monohydrocalcite

Monticellite

Mukhinite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Nahcolite

Natrolite

Neighborite

Nepheline

Niocalite

Nyerereite (TL)

Oldhamite

Omphacite

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Oxo-magnesio-hastingsite (TL)

Palladosilicide (TL)

Paragonite

Pargasite

Pectolite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Phenakite

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

var: Chromian Phlogopite

Piemontite

Pigeonite

Pirssonite

Potassic-ferro-ferri-taramite (TL)

Powellite

Prehnite

Pseudobrookite

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

var: Zero valent dominant member of Pyrochlore Group (FRL)

Pyrope

var: Umbalite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Blue Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Smoky Quartz

'Rhabdophane'

Rhodochrosite

Rossmanite

Rutherfordine (TL)

Rutile

Sanidine

Saponite

Sapphirine

'Scapolite'

Schairerite

Scheelite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Scolecite

Sellaite

Sepiolite

Serendibite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Shortite

Siderite

Sillimanite

Sinhalite

Sinoite

'Smectite Group'

Sodalite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stannite

Staurolite

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Strontianite

Sulphohalite

Sulphur

'Sunstone'

Svanbergite

Sylvite

'Synchysite'

Tainiolite

Talc

Tetradymite

Tetraferroplatinum

'Thénardite'

Thermonatrite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

var: Chrome-Tremolite

Troilite

Trona

Tulameenite

Ullmannite

Uraninite

Uranophane

Vandendriesscheite

Vermiculite

Villiaumite

Vivianite

Warwickite

Willyamite

Witherite

Wollastonite

Wurtzite

Yoderite (TL)

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon

Zoisite

var: Tanzanite


223 valid minerals. 14 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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McKie, D. (1957) A synopsis of mineral parageneses in complex pegmatites of Tanganyika. in Commision de Coopération Technique en Afrique au Sud du Sahara (C.C.T.A.). Geologie. Comités regionaux Centre, Est et Sud. Conférence de Tananarive Avril 1957. I, 159-172.
Belsher, Don, and Dee (1979) The mineral phenacite. Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter Newsletter 2(1) (February 1979), 2.

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